Pope Francis to receive founder of shelter Aliaksei Shchadrou

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Aliaksei Shchadrou

Aliaksei Shchadrou

Aliaksei Shchadrou, founder of a homeless shelter in the village of Aliaksandrauka, Shchuchyn district, who was persecuted by the authorities, is expected to meet with Pope Francis.

The activist will fly to Rome from Warsaw, the website krynitsa.info said quoting Siarhei Verameyenka of the Belarusian Christian Democracy’s organizing committee in Hrodna.

The activist does not know when the founder of the shelter is to meet the Pope. Nevertheless, he says that Aliaksei Shchadrou will return to Belarus on July 20.

As previously reported, a Belarusian Catholic activist Aliaksei Shchadrou, who opened a shelter for homeless people, was invited to the Vatican. The Holy See Secretariat was interested in a community organized by Aliaksei Shchadrou that bears the name of Mother Teresa of Calcutta.

During his meeting with the Pope, Aliaksei Shchadrou plans to raise three issues: the registration of the asylum as a missionary community, the ability of the canonization of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, and assistance in organizing similar shelters worldwide.

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